Mauna Kea Astronomy Jobs serves to bring you employment, internship and volunteer job listings in the fields of astronomy science, engineering, administration and support services at the observatories and organizations operating on Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Job listings include astronomy jobs on the summit as well as at observatory headquarters located in Hilo and Waimea. This site also features links and information about our area resources and useful links for job seekers.
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The W. M. Keck Observatory operates two 10-meter optical/infrared telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. The twin telescopes feature a suite of advanced instruments including imagers, multi-object spectrographs, high-resolution spectrographs, integral-field spectroscopy and a world-leading laser guide star adaptive optics system... [more]
The VLBA is a system of ten radio-telescope antennas,each with a dish 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter and weighing 240 tons. From Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the VLBA spans more than 5,000 miles, providing astronomers with the sharpest vision of any telescope on Earth or in space.
The IRTF is a 3.0 meter telescope, optimized for infrared observations, operated and managed for NASA by the University of Hawai`i Institute for Astronomy. Observing time is open to the entire astronomical community, and 50% of the IRTF observing time is reserved for studies of solar system objects.
The Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea is Japan's premier optical-infrared telescope operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The telescope is one of the world's largest and most technologically advanced telescopes with an effective aperture of 8.2 m. Through the open use program astronomers throughout the world have access to Subaru's... [more]
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has been established to design, build and eventually operate an Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) with a primary mirror diameter of 30 meters. ELT’s will be the successors of the present day 8-10 meter world class telescopes. When complete the TMT will be the largest ground based optical/infrared telescope in the... [more]
'Imiloa's mission is to honor Maunakea by sharing Hawaiian culture and science to inspire exploration. The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is a gathering place that advances the integration of science and indigenous culture through diverse exhibits, programs and events featuring leading technologies, environmental resources, and cultural practitioners.
The Submillimeter Array (SMA) is an 8-element radio interferometer. SMA explores the universe by detecting light of colors via millimeter and submillimeter radiation which are not visible to the human eye. SMA is a joint project between the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
UH-Hilo operates an educational telescope on Mauna Kea. The new 0.9 meter (36 inch) telescope is scheduled to be operational Summer of 2012. The telescope will be used both to train students in observatory operations and to conduct research projects with student participation, either as research assistants or in theses and other student projects.
Mauna Kea Observatories Support Services (MKSS) provides operational and logistical support for shared services to all observatories and the facilities at Hale Pohaku. MKSS operates the Visitor Information Station at the 9300 ft. elevation, provides free stargazing, Hawaiian cultural and scientific programs to the public. MKSS supports the ranger services... [more]
The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet. From their locations on mountains in Hawai‘i and Chile, Gemini Observatory’s telescopes can collectively access the entire sky.
The Akamai Internship Program offers 2-year and 4-year college students an opportunity to get involved in research and technology at the Mauna Kea observatories (and sometimes Mauna Loa!). The program is aimed at developing a local workforce and offers 8-week summer internships to students attending a Hawaii college or university, or to students from Hawaii... [more]
The EAO (East Asian Observatory) is formed by EACOA (East Asian Core Observatories Association) for the purpose of pursuing joint projects in astronomy within the East Asian region. In the era of very large scale astronomical instruments, East Asia will be competitive internationally by combining their funding resources, their technical expertise, and... [more]
The Huiana Internship Program focuses on Hawaii Island youth as the labor force of the future. With the strategy to develop the workplace skills of our island high school students, the internship program places high school students in 60-hour internships that are tied to their career pathway interests.
The Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) is a cutting-edge facility for astronomical research and instrumentation development. It is simultaneously one of the world's premier submillimeter telescopes and one of the easiest to use. It consists of a 10.4-meter diameter Leighton radio dish situated in a compact dome.
The Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation hosts a world-class, 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope atop Mauna Kea on the island of Hawai‘i. We are at the forefront of astronomical research, operating state of the art CCD and infrared mosaic cameras and echelle spectrometers, and are currently undertaking extensive scientific instrument and facility... [more]
The Institute for Astronomy is one of the world's leading astronomical research centers. Its broad-based program includes studies of the Sun, planets, and stars, as well as interstellar matter, galaxies, and cosmology. IFA operates the University of Hawaii 2.2-meter telescope atop Mauna Kea.